Last updated on September 5th, 2023 at 09:17 am
The PC-Engine was basically an 8 bit machine that was released in 1987 at a time that NES, ZX-Spectrum, Master System, MSX & other consoles ruled the market.
Besides the great quality of games the PC-Engine is also known for one more reason, it was the first videogame system to use the high storage capacity of a CD for games. That is why, from then on, the CD became the standard media for videogames.
- System Specs:
- Custom 8bit CPU: HuC6280 (7.16MHz)
- Video Processor: HuC6270
- Color Processor: HuC6260
- Color Pallet: 512
- On screen: 512 (256 for sprites, 256 for the background.)
- Screen resolution 256×216
- Sound: 6 channel stereo (5-bit sampling)
- Can Control 64 sprites at once (16 colors and 32×64 max size.)
- Ram: 8 Kbyte (TurboDuo = 32 Kbyte)
- Video Ram: 64Kbyte ” 512 Kbit”
- Cart Size: 256Kbit – 20 Megabit Max. (S.F. 2) Normally 8 Mbits
- Turbo CD / TurboDuo CD ROM Speed: 1x